I’m hearing from several quarters that we’ve lost the fight against so-called gay “marriage.” But we haven’t lost, and I don’t believe we’re going to lose.
When Perry v. Schwarzenegger, the California’s Proposition 8 case, gets to the Supreme Court, I think the Court will be very cautious, given that 31 states have had public referenda or votes on so-called gay “marriage.” Not one of the 31 states approved it.
Now, I recognize that a lot of younger evangelicals are having second thoughts about this issue, wondering if we’re really right. I talked to a woman recently who told me the story of one young man who asked his prayer group to pray for a friend who was gay. And everybody else in the prayer group jumped on him. They told him he was being patronizing and judgmental.
Happily, the group leader said, “No, look at what the Bible says. Read Genesis 2: God made man and woman and joined them together as one flesh.” Clearly, we have a lot of catechizing to do.
Another question is whether we are making an adequate, affirmative case for traditional marriage? If we do that, we’re going to win this thing, because it is good for society, as every society in human history has found.
So let’s keep this debate alive, keep discussing it with people. Sign the Manhattan Declaration. Get more people to sign it. We’ve got to let the world know that we’re not going to roll over and play dead. And if so-called gay “marriage” should become the law of the land, perish the thought, what a rebuke that will be on the people of God. Don’t let that be the case.